While they’re being put to good use here, glass bottles are consistently in the top 10 items found in marine litter, with plastic bottles consistently in the top 5. Glass bottles are eroded by the ocean, but it’s not known yet how long it would take for them to fully biodegrade. Check out this timeline for more information on marine debris and recycling.
The Little Mermaid resonates with people of all ages, enough for this wedding not only to exist, but to be spreading across the internet like wildfire. Talk about a fairy tale wedding!
Check out some more resources to learn about the Chesapeake Bay and how you can help its recovery.
In 2008, Disney and the Ad Council worked together on this radio PSA campaign:
In Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo, a “Little Mermaid” story takes on the dark side of all the human rubbish that makes its way into the sea:
Of course, there’s plenty to be done to protect the underwater environment in our own community. Here are some recent articles about conservation and the problems facing the Chesapeake Bay:
Too big for Ariel’s grotto, this human sculpture is designed to help the underwater environment and raise awareness of struggling reefs.
The Little Mermaid is chock full of references to marine life, and not all these fish are familiar to the lay person. But the International Game Fish Association has (at least most of) that covered. Look up the ones that you’ve wondered about.